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Who's Got the Biggest 3D-Printed Part?

Publish Date: November 7, 2016
Not long after we told you about Oak Ridge National Laboratory winning the Guinness World Record for the biggest 3D-printed piece, a British university says it's printed a part even larger than that one.

Sciaky's Metals 3D Printers Speed Up Automotive Tooling

Publish Date: November 4, 2016
Sciaky's huge electron-beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) 3D printing systems are helping an automotive manufacturer to cut the costs and time needed for making and repairing tooling and stamping dies.

The Continuous Drive for Lighter, Stronger Automotive Metals

Publish Date: November 3, 2016
Steel and aluminum are still the mainstays of metals engineers use in passenger cars and trucks to help automakers achieve lightweighting goals.

6 New Recycled and Renewable 3D Printing Plastics

Publish Date: November 1, 2016
This bunch of new recycled, biodegradable, plant-based, and otherwise sustainable plastics for 3D printing include some you can purchase now or very soon, as well as some still in R&D or early development.

ORNL and Students 3D Print Excavator Parts

Publish Date: October 31, 2016
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are working with university students and industry partners to design and 3D print large-scale parts for a heavy construction machine.

New ARM Cores Bring Security to IoT After Latest Cyber Attack

Publish Date: October 25, 2016
Days after a massive, distributed denial-of-service attack took down dozens of major websites around the country, ARM Holdings plc is rolling out a pair of new processor architectures aimed at shoring up IoT security.

Dow Launches Waste-to-Energy Program for Non-Recycled Plastics

Publish Date: October 25, 2016
Dow Chemical and several other companies have launched a program in Omaha, Neb. to divert about 36 tons of plastics from landfills in its first phase, and convert it into energy used for cement production.

Hyundai RN30 Concept Car Lightens Up With Multiple Materials

Publish Date: October 24, 2016
BASF is partnering with Hyundai on a high-performance concept car that showcases both eco-friendly, sustainable materials and materials to enable lighter weight cars.

3D Print Your Own Sith Lightsaber for Halloween

Publish Date: October 20, 2016
A make-your-own Star Wars Sith Lightsaber hilt is heftier and better-looking than most others out there, according to its maker, Sean Charlesworth. You can 3D print it from free source files, and there's even a hardware kit available -- not free -- so you can build one just in time for Halloween.

Bio-Based Materials Have Advantages Over Petro-Based

Publish Date: October 19, 2016
Some next-generation bio-based materials are superior in performance to their petro-based counterparts, but also face some commercial challenges. This is especially true of certain biopolymers, adhesives, coatings, and advanced materials.